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From: Ray Timmons <>
Subject: Rev. Elias PRIOLEAU birthplace - found
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 18:29:05 -0400
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OK, hold on. Your date did it!

PRIOLEAU is listed as the official for almost all Pons entries from
Oct. 1648 until Sept. 1654. The 1 Jul 1652 entry is for the son of
Samuel PRIOLEAU named Helie. This would of course be Anglicized to
Elias. (Named for his Grandfather, Rev. Helie/Elias MERLAT.)

I should have seen this, but somehow had the wrong birth date in my

Thank you very much!


HF Prioleau wrote:

> Ray
> I have Rev. Elias/Elie PRIOLEAU born 1 Jul 1652 in Pons, Saintonge, France
> However, his father, Rev Samuel PRIOLEAU, was Pastor at Jonzac from 1637, Niort from 1642, and followed Jean CONSTANS at Pons in 1654.
>>From these dates, it seems more likely Elias was born in Niort (the town for which you have no records)
> Thanks for this observation. Unless I hear some more evidence, I will assume all of Samuel's 7 children were born in the town where Samuel was Pastor.
> Best
> Horry
> Horry Frost Prioleau
> Piedmont, CA

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